Sunflowers is representative of bright, proud, loyalty and love, it means to pursue the happiness you want bravely and silent love. The use of sunflower is wide, its seed is edible and can be used as raw material of oilseed press, its leaf is edible for livestock, etc. It has a strong connect with our life. The famous painter Van Gogh found his life enthusiasm in that bright enthusiastic color of sunflower and his sunflower is not only plants, but living organisms with primitive impulse and enthusiasm. Sunflower seed, that is the fruit of sunflower, it is edible and useful. Sunflower seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acid, contains a variety of vitamins and trace elements, plus it tastes delicious, so it becomes a carefree snacks very welcomed by the people and cooking oil source. It can be divided into three kinds: For eating, bigger seed, thick skin shell, low kernel ratio, about 50% or so, oil content is commonly 40%-50%, peel for more white in black, can be used as fried food or feed; For oil use, small seed, thin skin shell, high kernel ratio, about 65%-75%, oil content can be 45%-60%, peel for black or gray stripes, adaptable to extract oil; For eating and oil use both, this type is between the other two types.
Sunflower Seed Is Useful
Sunflower seed in the people’s life is an indispensable snack. Eating sunflower seeds while chatting or watching television, what a leisurely. Sunflower seeds can not only as a snack, but also can be used as the raw material of making cakes. Sunflower seed is the seeds of plants, contains a lot of fat, so sunflower seeds are important oil materials and unflower seed oil is the high-grade healthy nutrition plate filter press by the academic circles in last few years.
The fat sunflower seeds contain can reach up to about 50%, which mainly for not saturated fat, and does not contain the cholesterol; linoleic acid content is up to 70%, which helps reduce the human blood cholesterol level and is beneficial to protection cardiovascular health. Rich in iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium and trace elements make sunflower seeds has the prevention of diseases such as anemia. Sunflower seed is a good source of vitamin B1 and vitamin E. It is said that eat a handful sunflower seeds can satisfy the human body for a day of vitamin E. To stable mood, prevent cell aging, adult disease prevention is good. It also has effect of treating insomnia and enhancing memory.
Have certain preventive effect on cancer, high blood pressure and neurasthenia. In addition to the rich unsaturated fatty acid, sunflower seed also contains a variety of vitamins, folic acid, iron, potassium, zinc and other human body essential nutrients. Sunflower seeds contain a large number of dietary fibers, every 7g of sunflower seeds contains 1g. The American cancer research relevant experiments have proved that dietary fiber can reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer, the content of iron also can prevent the occurrence of anemia.